The Press Release:
News of Z2’s 2021 lineup begins to roll out with news of what is sure to be one of the publisher’s most anticipated projects yet – the Holy Diver graphic novel, creating an original storyline inspired by one of heavy metal’s most iconic album covers. Today’s announcement brings news that acclaimed horror comics writer Steve Niles will tell the tale behind the events leading to the powerful moment captured on the cover of DIO’s debut album, definitively addressing 30 years of fan speculation. Why is the priest being thrown into the ocean? Who is truly the villain in this scenario? All of these questions are exclusively answered for the first time within the pages of this 120-page graphic novel.
“Steve Niles tells the story behind the album cover ‘Holy Diver,’ a story about how you can’t judge a picture by the way it appears, which is what Ronnie wrote many times in his songs; that you have to see inside the person and not judge them by the way they look or by what they wear,” says Wendy Dio. “Together with Scott Hampton’s amazing artwork they tell the story of ‘Holy Diver,’and I know Ronnie would have given his stamp of approval on this great graphic novel.”
The Press Release:
NEW YORK, NY—Following up on the British rocker’s appearance last week on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and the release of his EP The Underrated Youth (now available everywhere) which debuted at #6 on the UK Official Albums Chart, Z2 Comics announce the publication of YUNGBLUD’s debut graphic novel, The Twisted Tales of the Ritalin Club this week, which has already sold through the majority of its initial print run.
“Z2 were so supportive of everything I wanted to do creatively and elevated me so inspirationally that I was able to fulfill my vision in its complete entirety” says YUNGBLUD. “I can’t wait to do the next one with them!”
From the beautifully eccentric mind of music sensation YUNGBLUD comes the Twisted Tales of the Ritalin Club! All pupils attending Blackheart’s Boarding School must be punctual, masked, and heavily medicated. The displaying of superpowers is strictly forbidden. Any pupils encountering YUNGBLUD or any member of his so-called “Ritalin Club” are to seek a teacher immediately. Failure to comply with any of the above rules will result in execution.
“I wanted to build a universe that people can directly and literarily fall into. I wanted to tell a story and play on the imaginations of the people listening to my music and in this community. For me writing it, it was just another means of escaping. I used to read and love comic books when I was younger, so of course I was gonna write one,” explains YUNGBLUD. Continue reading Z2 Comics To Publish Yungblud’s Graphic Novel Debut→
Hello there my friends and let’s start off the day right by revisiting my adventures at the 2019 New York Comic Con. As most of you know, we spread this out across numerous days and individual chapters to let you absorb it all the more easily. This is Part Two of Day Two and if you’re only just joining us you’re going to want to click HERE first and see all of the content that’s been posted before this installment. This is a fun chapter and starts with the band Skillet who were making an appearance at a SyFy network interview series that ran across the convention. The group just did an exciting show in NYC with the band Alter Bridge and have released their own original graphic novel “Eden” on Z2 Comics. I’ll add a purchase link down below at the end.
Skillet will sign their brand-new graphic novel “Eden” at the famous Forbidden Planet Comics. This comes care of the folks at Z2 Comics so come on out and meet the band and maybe even get a photo with them.
I’ve shared the plots and the plans from the headquarters of those folks behind Z2 Comics when they announced “The Ghost Of Ohio” (based on an Andy Black from Black Veil Brides story) and when the band Skillet was lining out the upcoming “Eden” Graphic Novel. Now its time for the legendary Grateful Dead to get their story told on the illustrated page. Read on down below to the full press release about “Grateful Dead Origins”.
The Press Release:
With the recent success of partnerships with BabyMetal, Andy Black and Skillet, Z2 Comics continues to solidify their place as the premier creator of music-affiliated graphic novels. The company has entered in to their largest partnership to date creating a graphic novel for the iconic Grateful Dead. “Grateful Dead Origins” takes an in depth and personal look at the formation of one of the most important American rock bands of all time, exploring the early days of Jerry Garcia, Phil Lesh, Bob Weir, Pigpen, Bill Kreutzmann and Mickey Hart. The story of the band’s transformation from a bar band performing as the Warlocks to becoming the creators of their own sound and forefathers for the jamband culture is depicted in the original story written by Chris Miskiewicz and illustrated by Noah Van Sciver. The graphic novel will be scheduled for release in early 2020.
“Grateful Dead Origins” will be available in a standard edition and a limited run collectors deluxe edition. The standard edition will come in a softcover version that will feature an exclusive download of Grateful Dead music from their early years to serve as a companion to the graphic novel. The limited run collector’s deluxe edition will come in a hardcover, oversized, individually-numbered coffee table edition featuring prints and autographed by the comic creators. It will also come with a selection of unreleased Grateful Dead music from the era on vinyl. The deluxe edition will be available for pre-order at www.z2comics.com/shop/grateful-dead. Pre-orders are now available for all configurations of “Grateful Dead Origins”. Continue reading Z2 Comics Announces “Grateful Dead Origins” Graphic Novel For 2020→